Alyssa Hogelin, 5, Vassar, and her 5-year-old miniature pony,
Blackie, watch the costume contest Saturday at Vassar FunFest. Alyssa
and Blackie were winners of the horse and rider prize.
VASSAR—The community celebrated with a purpose at Vassar FunFest
The event featured live entertainment, costumes, a petting zoo,
crafts, food and a car show.
A silent auction was also held inside the school house, which raised
$1,200. Addition funds were also raised through sale of concessions,
shirts and caps.
Funds raised help pay for maintenance, improvement and monthly upkeep
of the Vassar Schoolhouse, a historic landmark of the town, which
serves as a community building for various events.
FunFest also included a pie contest, which was won by Joetta Asbury,
Lyndon, who entered a strawberry pie. Bonnie Clark, Vassar, took
second with a sour cream raisin pie, and Patty Brecheisen, Osage
City, was third with a pumpkin pecan pie.
A costume contest was held, with awards presented to the top-three
costumes in seven age categories.
The horse and rider prize was award to Alyssa Hogelin, 5, Vassar
and her 5-year-old miniature pony, Blackie, who was dressed as a
A costume parade was held, with parade marshal Gerald Scheid and
flag bearer Gentry May.
Live musical entertainment was provided by Lorena Prater, Russel
Wolf, and Dave and Katie Woogie.